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Even though he hasn't directed a film since 2007's Hostel: Part II, Eli Roth is a busy, busy man. Here's a rundown:
- He's signed on to produce director Ti West's The Sacrament, which Roth describes as "Ti's first mainstream movie, without sacrificing the quality and unflinching horror of the subject matter." Specific plot details, however, weren't provided.
- Dimension has picked up two of his productions: Aftershock, in which he also co-stars as one of a group of people in Chile struggling to survive in the wake of an earthquake that sets free a group of violent maniacs from an insane asylum, and Clown, based on a fake trailer about a possessed clown costume that takes over a family man's identity. Aftershock is all wrapped and ready to go (it's currently showing at the Toronto International Film Festival), while Clown is set to begin production soon.
- Speaking of Clown, Roth is teaming with that movie's creators to write the long-awaited feature film version of his own fake trailer, the slasher spoof Thanksgiving that played as part of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez exploitation homage Grindhouse.
Oh, and by the way, he's also producing The Last Exorcism 2, which should hit theaters next fall, as well as directing the upcoming cannibal flick The Green Inferno and the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, which should air in early 2013.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, SlashFilm